Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:13 PM
She was one of the guests I was particularly excited about when announced and definitely didn't disappoint. As guests mounted up that I wanted to meet, I decided against getting an autograph to spread out costs, so had only planned on a photo shoot with her. I did pick up a VQ ticket while I was up that end though in John Bradley's queue and after the shoot with her, in which she was so, so cute (really, she was!), I decided I had to get an autograph after all and set off to see her later in the afternoon.
To my surprise, she remembered me from the photo shoot and greeted me with a cheery "Hello again!", which threw me to begin with. I managed to compose myself though and asked if she was enjoying the day before moving onto discussion about the upcoming filming of season 3. She's very excited to start. I asked for a photo which she was very happy to do (and in fact we ended up taking two), and then just before I headed off she complimented me on my costume and rather gushed a bit over how good it was.
Safe to say when I wandered off I was on cloud nine.
But as I said, everyone I met was very nice. I had a laugh with Anthony Head over if I'd killed anyone yet with my arrows (I told him not yet, but probably would be later on), a chat with Gwendoline Christie about archery and talked to Kate Bracken about how awesome Alex was. John Bradley was lovely as well, as was Hayden Panettiere who I met when I joined my friend while getting her autograph.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:00 PM
Yep I love kenny and make an exception of going to see him at every convention but I do worry about his health..long my he prosper :)
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:40 PM
Robert Maschio was also lovely to my daughter and even gave her a "photoshoot high five"!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:02 PM
Craig Parker, what a legend.
Karl Urban and Gillian Anderson, only had the photo's with them and you have to be quick. Both were super polite and I even got a comment about my costume from Karl. Will go again
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:06 PM
I suppose theoretically you could have a 20 minute "guest encounter" with the guest and 20 people, who maybe pay 3 times the auto price - but where are you going to have it - you would need a private room, and I suspect that all the small rooms off the main hall are already used for guest green rooms, secure storage etc.
I have a feeling that you'll be disappointed.
As someone who has only just attended their first convention but has met celebs in other ways, the fact that we were all in a position to meet many guests should of been a good thing. Conventions probably provide more interaction and more time with a celeb than other ways of meeting them. So Hayden didn't give you the acknowledgement you wanted, but sadly that comes with meeting someone who is going to be popular and it is something that comes with meeting someone like her if you had met elsewhere. The conventions are a meet and greet, and in other meet and greets done elsewhere, you would get about the same amount of time as you got when you met Hayden.
Yes your right - i met hayden in the photo shoot and she was really nice and said hi to my daughter and we had four photos taken - i just didnt wait in the long queue to get her autograph if she wasnt going to look up as for me it was more about talking to them briefly and i got to do that with lots of other guests! I did have a fab time tho although one day is enough for me :)
Sadly there is always going to be a number of guests who won't have time to talk due to the huge number who want to meet them, admittedly she could of looked up and said hi, but I think the people they have around them can really affect what you get from them!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:24 PM
Brian Krause was amazing - so friendly and chatty and got up for a photo with me at the table without me even asking him :) And good lord does the man squeeze you to death! And then later in the photo shoot he remembered me and I got a huge hug :)
Holly Marie Combs was a sweetheart. Rather quiet, but I think she was tired and I didn't get to chat to her much as they were trying to get through as many autographs as they could, but she was very sweet and so beautiful!!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:30 PM
Thanks to all of you for actually giving us the experience we hope for, rather than a disappointing memory of a bored guest screwing round on their phone.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:52 PM
I also ran into that CBS trekologist bloke In the gold room which was random although it would be the day I was not in costume!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:57 PM
I already know what a charmer Anthony Head is - that's why I wanted to see him again. My bad for getting there so late! Ditto re the photo op.
Must try and see Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker and Warwick Davis for autographs some day soon as they acknowledge where possible when I wave and say hi as I'm towed past their places.
More Game of Thrones cast, please. My husband was entranced!
Collectormania highlights: William Shatner, Anthony Head, the two Coreys, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, Sean Astin.
Wishes and hopes (aka a gal can dream...): Viggo Mortensen, Rutger Hauer, Kevin Bacon, Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine.
Darth Vader was on form at C18, with witty quotes on subjects ranging from cheese snacks to the etiquette of addressing a Lord of the Dark Side.
My opinion. Given for free and worth what you pay for it.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:28 PM
I was really impressed with Karl Urban, Jeri Ryan, and Gillian Anderson, although they didn't have long due to pressures with everyone they had to get through they made time to speak to me during signings and were all really nice during photo shoots too. As a big fan of Hayden I was over the moon to meet her, she was very busy but was very polite, and a pleasure to meet.
The only disappointment I came away with was not being able to afford to see more guests and thinking I wish I had made time beforehand to give GoT a go. As I haven't seen any of GoT I didn't visit those guests but I have to say I did think about it purely due to how friendly they seemed to be. All in all would love to see all the guests back at some point in the near future.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:33 PM
Tony Head was fab as always!!
Brian Krause, what a sweetheart and if you can get him back for every event that would be perfect, he gives the best hugs, has a genuine megawatt smile that makes you smile and remembers you!!!
John Simm was cool, wasn't sure what to expect but was nice and we had a little chat about Phil Glenister, very friendly, good old northern lad :-)
Adam Baldwin was amazing, he wrote my favourite quote from Independence Day on my 10x8 without me having to ask, he was fine about me tripping over his feet in the photo shoot and he was so gorgeous at the signing with that intense eye contact he makes that I was blushing when I left, we had a lovely conversation about the music he had playing next to him and quite frankly I think I'm a little bit in love with him!!!!!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:51 PM
She was smiling from start to finish and had time for everyone that saw her. When I saw her she said to me that she didn't think she would have been as busy as she had been and seemed genuinely flattered that she was so popular.
A great booking, would love to see her back again!!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:01 PM
Sean Schemmel, who was so friendly and relaxed at his signing table, and so entertaining and natural in his talk.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:33 PM
Ben Browder was almost on a par though! He was lovely, and I'm pretty sure I heard the girl with him telling someone he had volunteered to stay right until the end? I heard he was quite jet-lagged too so that is super-nice if it's true!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:05 PM
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